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Harold Lloyd

Associate Professor of Legal Analysis and Writing

Email: lloydha@wfu.edu
Location: Worrell 3134

LEGAL PUBLICATIONS

Cognitive Emotion and the Law, SSRN (Aug. 1, 2016).

Good Legal Thought: Forms, Frames, Choices, and Aims, __ Vt. L. Rev. __ (Forthcoming 2016).

Law as Trope: Framing and Evaluating Conceptual Metaphors, __ Pace L. Rev. __ (Forthcoming 2016).

Raising the Bar, Razing Langdell, 51 Wake Forest L. Rev. 231 (2016).

Law's "Way of Words:" Pragmatics and Textualist Error, 49 Creighton L. Rev. 221 (2016).

Narrative in Law and Life:  Some Frequently Asked Questions, The Second Draft (Fall 2015).

Plane Meaning and Thought: Real-World Semantics and Fictions of Originalism, 24 S. Cal. Interdisc. L.J. 657 (2015).

Exercising Common Sense, Exorcising Langdell: The Inseparability of Legal Theory, Practice and the Humanities, 49 Wake Forest L. Rev. 1213 (2014).

Crushing Animals and Crashing Funerals: The Semiotics of Free Expression, 12 First Amend. Law Rev. 237 (2013).

Publish and Perish? Handling the Unreasonable Publication Agreement, 13 Wake Forest J. Bus. & Intell. Prop. L. 127 (2013); 1.5 Lindey on Ent. Pub. & Arts § 15:18.50 (3d ed.).

A Right but Wrong Place:  Righting and Rewriting Citizens United, 56 S. D. L. Rev. 219-237 (2011).

Let’s Skill All the Lawyers: Shakespearean Lessons in Law and Rhetoric, 6 Acta Iuridica Olomucensia 9-64 Spring 2011).

Let’s Skill All the Lawyers: Shakespearean Lessons on the Nature of Law, 11 Vera Lex 33-74 2011; an abbreviated simultaneous publication of the Acta Iuridica Olomucensia article listed above).

“Original” Means Old, “Original” Means New:  An “Original” Look at What “Originalists” Do, 67 Nat’l Law. Guild Rev. 135-55 (2010).

Communication & Expression: A Brief Semiotic Analysis, in 2 Michael Kent Curtis et al, Constitutional Law in Context (3d ed. 2011).                      

Plain Language Statutes:  Plain Good Sense or Plain Nonsense?, 78 Law Libr. J. 683-96 (1986).

 

PUBLICATIONS IN THE MEDIA

Fourth Circuit Strikes Down Discriminatory Provisions of Gov. Pat McCrory’s North Carolina “Omnibus” Election Law, Huffington Post (July 29, 2016).

The “Fix” Is In: Tweaking House Bill 2 (And Workers, Too), Huffington Post (July 6, 2016).

Verse Translation: A Call for Harder Work and Greater Care, Huffington Post (June 8, 2016).

Razing Babel: Two Sonnets for Too Xenophobic Times, Huffington Post (June 8, 2016)

Religious Hypocrites and Their Timeless Tactics: McCrory, Tartuffe, and House Bill 2, Huffington Post (May 21, 2016).

Real Crimes Against Nature: N.C. Republicans Attack Renewable Energy, Huffington Post (May 19, 2016).

McCrory’s House Bill 2: A Brief Outline of Its Five “Parts” (Huffington Post, May 13, 2016).

McCrory’s Munchausen by Proxy, Huffington Post (May 13, 2016).

McCrory vs Cincinnatus (The Other Political Archetype), Huffington Post (May 7, 2016).

Blaming the Chair: McCrory and the ‘Patsy’, Huffington Post (Apr. 22, 2016).

McCrory’s Executive Order 93: Hoist By His Own Petard, Huffington Post (Apr. 13, 2016).

Current Politics and the “McCrory”, Huffington Post (Apr. 11, 2016).

McCrory and House Bill 2, Huffington Post (Mar. 31, 2016).

Beyond Rawls’ Fiction: The Veil of Ignorance Is Real, Huffington Post (Mar. 2, 2016).

Justice Scalia, Queen Anne, and the Pragmatics of Interpretation, Huffington Post (Feb. 18, 2016).

Kennings:  I’ve Made a Little List, Huffington Post (Feb. 9, 2016).

Poets and Lawyers: Birds of a Feather, Huffington Post Dec. 15, 2015).

Justice Scalia and Queen Anne, Huffington Post (July 9, 2015).

The Supreme Court & Obamacare Round II, Huffington Post (Feb. 28, 2015).

Hobby Lobby: No Veil, No Precedent, No Multiple Payers?, Huffington Post (July 13, 2014).

Biting the Hand That Feeds: Entitlements and the Fundamental Attribution Error, Huffington Post (May 12, 2014).

Letter to the Class of 2014, Huffington Post (Apr. 29, 2014).

From Days of Auld Langdell: Crisis and Reform in Modern Legal Education, Huffington Post (Apr. 25, 2014).

The Kingdom is Within, Huffington Post (Apr. 16, 2014).

Finding Wisdom in a Fractured World, Huffington Post (Apr. 5, 2014).

Obamacare and the Self-Made Man, Huffington Post (Mar. 26, 2014).

 

SELECT CITATIONS

 

SELECT BOOKS

Fabien Gélinas et al., The Need to Reform Civil Justice (2015)  (citing Plain Language).

Abigail Perdue & Randall Lockwood, Animal Cruelty and Freedom of Speech: When Worlds Collide (2014) (citing Crushing Animals).

The Rule of Law And The Rule of God (Simeon O. Ilesanmi, Win-Chiat Lee, & J. Wilson Parker eds. 2014) (citing “Original” Means Old, “Original” Means New).

Deborah Panella & Ellis Mount, Basics of Law Librarianship (2011) (citing Plain Language).

Peter Butt & Richard Castle, Modern Legal Drafting: A Guide To Using Clearer Language (2006) (citing Plain Language).

Peter M. Tiersma, Legal Language (1999) (citing Plain Language).

 

SELECT ARTICLES

Deborah Jones Merritt, Hippocrates and Socrates: Professional Obligations to Educate the Next Generation, 51 Wake Forest L. Rev. 403 (2016) (citing Exercising Common Sense).

Kristen K. Tiscione, How the Disappearance of Classical Rhetoric and the Decision to Teach Law as a “Science” Severed Theory from Practice in Legal Education, 51 Wake Forest Law Rev. 385 (2016) (citing Exercising Common Sense).

Mary Beth Beazley, Finishing the Job of Legal Education Reform, 51 Wake Forest Law Rev. 275 (2016) (citing Razing Langdell)

Michael Kent Curtis & Eugene D. Mazo, Campaign Finance and the Ecology of Democratic Speech, 103 Ky. L.J. 529 (2014-2015) (Citing A Right but Wrong Place)

Linda H. Edwards, The Trouble With Categories: What Theory Can Teach Us About The Doctrine-Skills Divide, 64 J. Legal Educ. 181 (2014) (citing Exercising Common Sense).

Bradley C. Tobias, Officious Intermeddling or Protected First Amendment Activity? The Constitutionality Of Prohibitory Champerty Law After Citizens United, 22 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J. 1293 (2014) (citing A Right but Wrong Place).

Rachel Stabler, “What We've Got Here is Failure to Communicate:" The Plain Writing Act of 2010, 40 J. Legis. 280 (2013) (citing Plain Language).

Brian Christopher Jones, Plain Language Prospects in American Public Law: Insiders Weigh In, 9 The Modern American. 15 (Fall 2013) (citing Plain Language).

Renatto Garcia, Re-Engineering Georgia's Corporate DNA: A Benefit Analysis And Practicality Assessment For Benefit Corporation Legislation In Georgia, 6 J. Marshall L.J. 627 (Spring 2013) (citing Plain Language).

Reza Dibadj, (Mis)Conceptions Of The Corporation, 29 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 731 (Spring 2013) (citing A Right but Wrong Place).

Robert Sprague & Mary Ellen Wells, The Supreme Court As Prometheus: Breathing Life Into The Corporate Supercitizen, 49 Am. Bus. L.J. 507 (Fall 2012) (citing A Right but Wrong Place).

Kyle J. Weber, Corporate Personhood And The First Amendment: A Business Perspective On An Eroding Free Exercise Clause, 14 Rutgers J. L. & Religion 217 (Fall 2012) (citing A Right but Wrong Place).

Michael Kent Curtis, A Unique Religious Exemption From Antidiscrimination Laws In The Case Of Gays? Putting The Call For Exemptions For Those Who Discriminate Against Married Or Marrying Gays In Context, 47 Wake Forest Law Rev. 173 (Spring 2012) (citing “Original” Means Old, “Original” Means New).

Adam T. Johnson, A Mild Case for Latin, 69 Bench & B. Minn. 25 (Mar. 2012) (citing Plain Language).

Robert B. Sobelman, An Unconstitutional Response To Citizens United, 77 Brook. L. Rev. 341 (Fall 2011) (citing A Right but Wrong Place).

Reza Dibadj, Citizens United As Corporate Law Narrative, 16 Nexus: Chap. J. L. & Pol'y 39 (2010-2011) (citing A Right but Wrong Place).

Robert W. Gomulkiewicz , Getting Serious About User-Friendly Mass Market Licensing for Software, 12 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 687 (Spring 2004) (citing Plain Language).

David M. LaPrairie, Taking The “Plain Language” Movement Too Far: The Michigan Legislature's Unnecessary Application Of The Plain Language Doctrine To Consumer Contracts, 45 Wayne L. Rev. 1927 (Winter 2000) (citing Plain Language).

Andrew T. Serafin , Kicking The Legalese Habit: The SEC's “Plain English Disclosure” Proposal,  29 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 681 (Spring 1998) (citing Plain Language).

Andrew R. Sarapas,  Amending Maine's Plain Language Law To Ensure Complete Disclosure To Consumers Signing Arbitration Contracts, 50 Me. L. Rev. 83 (1998) (citing Plain Language).

Michael S. Friman, Plain English Statutes: Long Overdue Or Underdone?, 7 Loy. Consumer L. Rep. 103 (Spring 1995) (citing Plain Language).

 

Other Sources

Katie Zezima, “Not About Bathrooms”: Critics Decry North Carolina Law’s Lesser-Known Elements, Washington Post (May 14, 2016) (Quoting My Thoughts on North Carolina’s House Bill 2).

Jonathan H. Adler, “King v. Burwell” and the Triumph of Selective Contextualism, Washington Post (Sept. 15, 2015) (citing Law's “Way of Words”).

Melissa Maleske, Law Schools Should Be Teaching Emotional IQ, Paper Says, Law360 (Aug. 3, 2016) (Citing Cognitive Emotion).

Scott Fruehwald, Cognitive Emotion and the Law by Harold A. Lloyd, Legal Skills Prof Blog (Aug. 6, 2016) (Citing Cognitive Emotion as “excellent article on learning and legal reasoning”).

Stefan Verhulst, Cognitive Emotion and the Law, NYU GovLab Digest (Aug. 3, 2016) (Citing Cognitive Emotion).

Lawrence Solum, Lloyd on Cognitive Emotion & Law, Legal Theory Blog (Aug. 2, 2016) (Citing Cognitive Emotion).

Ofer Tirosh, Are Poetry Translation Standards Slipping?, Tomedes (June 9, 2016) (citing Verse Translation: A Call for Harder Work and Greater Care).

Christine Corcos, Lloyd on Wordsworth and Good Legal Thinking, Law & Humanities Blog (Jan. 27, 2016) (Citing Good Legal Thought).

Christine Corcos, Lloyd on Law as Trope, Law & Humanities Blog (Jan. 22, 2016) (Citing Law & Conceptual Metaphors).

Paul Caron, Lloyd: Raising the Bar, Razing Langdell, TaxProf Blog (Jan. 21, 2016) (Citing Razing Langdell).

Lawrence Solum, Lloyd on Law & Metaphor, Legal Theory Blog (Jan. 18, 2016) (Citing Law & Conceptual Metaphors).      

Christine Corcos, Harold Anthony Lloyd on Reforming Legal Education, Law & Humanities Blog (Dec. 1, 2015) (Citing Razing Langdell).

Scott Fruehwald, Raising the Bar, Razing Langdell, Legal Skills Prof Blog (Nov. 21, 2015) (Citing Razing Langdell as “a particularly insightful critique of the Langdell method”).

Christine Corcos, Pragmatics and Law, Law & Humanities Blog (Sept. 18, 2015) (citing Law's “Way of Words”).

Michael Ramsey, Harold Anthony Lloyd: Pragmatics & Textualist Error, Originalism Blog (Sept. 12, 2015) (citing Law's “Way of Words”).

Lawrence Solum, Lloyd on Pragmatics & Textualism, Legal Theory Blog (Sept. 11, 2015) (citing Law's “Way of Words”).

Michael Ramsey, Harold Lloyd: Justice Scalia and Queen Anne, Originalism Blog (Aug. 4, 2015) (citing Justice Scalia and Queen Anne).

Christine Corcos, Queen Anne, Justice Scalia, and Originalism, Law & Humanities Blog (July 28, 2015) (Citing Justice Scalia and Queen Anne).

Christine Corcos, The Basics of Narrative, Law & Humanities Blog (May 27, 2015) (citing Narrative in Law and Life).

Paul Caron, The Inseparability of Legal Theory, Practice & the Humanities, TaxProf Blog (May 25, 2015) (citing Exercising Common Sense).

Michael Ramsey, Harold Anthony Lloyd: Real-World Semantics and Fictions of Originalism, Originalism Blog (Aug. 4, 2015) (citing Justice Scalia and Queen Anne).

Lawrence Solum, Lloyd on Planes of Meaning, Legal Theory Blog (Oct. 9, 2014) (Citing  Plane Meaning).

Christine Corcos, Originalism Grounded, Law & Humanities Blog (Oct. 8, 2014) (Citing  Plane Meaning).

Scott Fruehwald, Professor Harold Anthony Lloyd on Langdell, Legal Skills Prof Blog (Aug. 14, 2013) (citing Exercising Common Sense).

Christine Corcos, Shakespeare’s Lessons on Law, Law & Humanities Blog (Mar. 12, 2013) (citing Let’s Skill All the Lawyers).

Christine A. Corcos, Publication Agreements, Media Law Prof Blog (Jan. 30, 2013) (citing Publish and Perish?).

Michael Ramsey, Harold Anthony Lloyd: Crushing Animals and Crashing Funerals: The Semiotics of Statutory Construction and Free Expression, Originalism Blog (Sept. 23, 2012) (citing Crushing Animals).

Lawrence Solum, Lloyd on United States v. Stevens & Snyder v. Phelps, Legal Theory Blog (Sept. 11, 2012) (citing Crushing Animals).

Mike Rappaport, 'Original' Means Old, 'Original' Means New: An 'Original' Look at What 'Originalists' Do, Originalism Blog (Jan. 26, 2011) (citing “Original” Means Old, “Original” Means New).

Lloyd on Originalism, Yeshiva Univ. Blogs (Jan. 25, 2011) (citing “Original” Means Old, “Original” Means New).

Lawrence Solum, Lloyd on Thomas & Scalia as Originalists and Levels of Constitutional Meaning, Legal Theory Blog (Jan. 24, 2011) (citing “Original” Means Old, “Original” Means New).

 

TRANSLATIONS

Molière’s Tartuffe (1998, CreateSpace Revised Ed. 2010; verse translation of Molière’s play).

Racine’s Phèdre (1999, CreateSpace Revised Ed. 2010; verse translation of Racine’s play).

The Complete Palladas (CreateSpace 2010; verse translation of the complete epigrams of Palladas).

 

SELECT POETIC WORKS

Apology Box (2016, Law & Language Blog).

Charms and Knots (2002, CreateSpace Revised Ed. 2010; verse collection).

Chords and Bars (2009, CreateSpace Revised Ed. 2010; monologues and character studies in verse).

Either Oar (2009, CreateSpace Revised Ed. 2010; verse collection).

Rhetoric to Lettie (2016, Law & Language Blog).

Snow in August (2009, CreateSpace Revised Ed. 2010; verse collection).

 

GENEALOGICAL WORKS

Lloyds of Granville and the “Harricanes” (2004, CreateSpace Revised Ed. 2010; genealogical research).

Miscellaneous Records of Granville County North Carolina (CreateSpace 2010; genealogical research).

The Sidden Family of North Carolina (Café Press 2004; genealogical research co-authored with Duane Sidden and Donna Sidden).

 

SONG CYCLE

The North Carolina premier of a song cycle of three of my poems set to music by Dr. Thomas Swenson occurred in 2012 and was repeated in part in Oklahoma City in November 2012 by dramatic soprano Barbara DeMaio Caprilli who had previously performed one of the cycle songs (“Carolina Parakeet”) in Canada.